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Fragile-X syndrome is a common form of mental retardation resulting from the inability to produce the fragile-X mental retardation protein. The specific function of this protein is unknown; however, it has been proposed to play a role in developmental synaptic plasticity. Examination of human brain autopsy material has shown that fragile-X patients exhibit(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Agricultural abandonment Change detection Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union Fallow land Farmland Landsat Land use and land cover change MODIS Phenology Support vector machines SVM Time series Agriculture is expanding and intensifying in many areas of the world, but abandoned agriculture is also becoming more(More)
The demand for agricultural products continues to grow rapidly, but further agricultural expansion entails substantial environmental costs, making recultivating currently unused farmland an interesting alternative. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to widespread abandonment of agricultural lands, but the extent and spatial patterns of abandonment(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Agricultural land abandonment Accuracy assessment Change detection Eastern Europe Land use Land use model Land use pattern Land cover change Landsat Multi-date Multi-seasonal Maximum likelihood classifier Support vector machines SVM Many terrestrial biomes are experiencing intensifying human land use. However, reductions in(More)
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